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As More Millennials Get Covered, Grassroots Push Aims To Take Enrollment Numbers To New Heights

By Jessica Adair On Saturday, 2,500 people gathered at a park in downtown Houston to enjoy the outdoors ahead of the salty, sweaty heat that creeps up from the Gulf of Mexico come spring – and to take advantage of …
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Are Job-Hopping Millennials Getting Ahead in the Career Game?

By Eric VanDreason This time of year in Washington is known as “merry-go-round” season. With a new Congress and unofficial presidential campaigns shaping up, many Millennials in government or politics are likely to switch jobs. Pundits have been quick to …
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How North Carolina Can Help Struggling Millennials, And Boost Its Economy

By Colin Seeberger This week, North Carolina kicks off what is bound to be a raucous 2015 legislative session. With important debates looming around the state’s support for higher education and access to affordable health care for young North Carolinians, …
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The Millennial State Of The Union Must Not Be Overlooked, And Here’s Why

By Jessica Adair “They were young and in love in America, and it doesn’t get much better than that.” – President Barack Obama, January 20, 2015 If you’ve ever been young and in love in America, you know that’s true. …
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Are Millennials Answering Dr. King’s Call To Service?

By Jessica Adair One of the worst myths about Millennials is that we’re apathetic and politically disengaged. We’d rather voice our opinion over Twitter than at the ballot box. It’s true that our generation often goes to the polls in lower numbers …
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The Golden Globes Isn't the Only Victory for the Trans Community This Year

By Julian Aldana This week, actor Jeffrey Tambor dedicated his big Golden Globe win for his role in the television show Transparent to the trans community. In his acceptance speech, he thanked the large, and largely underrepresented community, for their patience. Although he didn’t clarify …
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Why Reducing The Cost Of College Should Now Be On Top Of Every Lawmaker’s Mind

By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama’s pitch for “an ambitious new plan to bring down the cost of community college tuition in America” is significant not just for what he proposed from Tennessee – tuition-free community college for responsible students – …
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When It Comes to Higher Education, These States Are Blowing It

By Jessica Adair In today’s economy, higher education is often key to quality employment. State legislatures have every reason to encourage residents to graduate with as little debt as possible, get a job and start spending money in the local …
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These Four States Make All The Others Look Bad On College Affordability

By Sarah Lovenheim This month, we released report cards grading states on their budget support for public higher education. While most states struggle to make their public colleges and universities affordable, four stand out as doing a better job than …
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Four Things You May Have Missed In Last Week’s Big Health Care Enrollment Announcement

By Jessica Adair Last week, HHS announced that 7.1 million consumers had enrolled in a plan through HealthCare.Gov or a state-based Health Insurance Marketplace. For those anxiously waiting to check the temperature on this year’s Open Enrollment period, the announcement …
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